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Bryan Benard


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Bryan regularly represents both private and public clients in wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination claims in both federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies.

His employment litigation experience includes jury trial success and significant wage and hour class action success in both Utah and California. He provides sound counsel to clients regarding employee relations, employee contracts, and employee handbooks, with extensive background with non-compete and non-solicitation provisions. He also has national level experience in advising employers related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and reasonable accommodations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Bryan also conducts workplace investigations into employee complaints and potential harassment.

Bryan has experience with several different industries including temporary staffing agencies, start-up and tech companies, health and medical fields, package delivery industry, oil, gas and mining operations, and mortgage/lending institutions. Bryan frequently conducts highly interactive public and in-house seminars, workshops, and training on various labor and employment related issues.

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Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year, Utah State Bar Labor & Employment Section, 2017
  • President’s Award for Excellence, The Salt Lake Chamber, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law – Management – Salt Lake City, 2015; Labor Law – Management – Salt Lake City, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Labor and Employment Law 2008-2011; Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2011-2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, Top Rated Lawyer, Labor & Employment, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Listed in Corporate Counsel Magazine’s Annual Guide to Labor & Employment Law
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Labor and Employment, 2004-2022
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2005-2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Employee Litigation: Defense, 2010-2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Employee Litigation: Defense, 2008-2009
  • Benchmark Labor & Employment, Labor and Employment Star West, 2019-2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Utah State Bar Association, Member
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, Member
  • Utah Supreme Court, Justice I. Daniel Stewart, Intern

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